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OESC reports an increase in initial and continued claims

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reports an overall decline in the unemployment rate for June 2021. The agency also reports that initial claims rose and the initial claims’ four-week moving average declined, while both the continued claims’ and the continued claims’ four-week moving average increased. 

“We are thrilled to see that the unemployment rate fell to 3.7% for June, which is the lowest it has been since March 2020,” said Shelley Zumwalt, OESC Executive Director. “Although we see the weekly initial and continued claims continue to fluctuate, our state is doing incredibly well and is tied for eighth for the lowest unemployment rate. The agency is continuing to focus on rebuilding the workforce through our re-employment efforts and by continuing the manual review of the Back-to-Work Initiative applications and getting that money into the hands of Oklahomans.”

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